Equality in human societySubmitted by rnw2032 on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 10:00
Equality can only refer to rights when discussing humanity as a whole. There will never be an equality of material wealth, intellectual ability or motivation throughout any population of humans. Equality refers to rights and rights belong to individuals primarily and every other thing secondarily. A right implies a choice. A choice implies a mind able to distinguish between different possibilities, make decisions and act based on the decisions made. The concept of rights is based on a rational beings existence among other rational beings. Rights however exist by the nature of one's existence and even in a society which denouces rights, a rational being, that is a human who acts on his its own judgement, still has its rights inherently. All individuals have a right to their own life, by virtue of the fact that they live; they do not have a right to the life of another. All individuals have a right to that which they produce or gain through mutual benefit and consent; no individual has a right to take from another individual. All individuals have a right to use their own mind to take actions so long as they dont innitiate force against another and are responsible for their own actions, no individual has a right to force another individual to act against their own judgement. These are rights, this is the equality possible in reality. Any aim to make material wealth equal or intellectual capacity equal or motivation equal across a population is an aim towards economic failure and collapse. The only way to make these things equal is to take all of the most able, most motivated and most intelligent and bring them down to the level of the incompetent. The result is an incompetent society defined by its highest virtue of equal poverity, stupidy and laziness for all.